#isles Okposo top 10 in NHL scoring parade today,too bad he does not fit USA team.Do they need more 4th line checkers or 5th line centersBelow are Howie's comments from the pre game show tonight.
— Butch Goring (@91Butch) January 3, 2014
While I think there is something to the conspiracy theory Howie speaks of, I also think it is very overblown by fans.
I personally am disappointed that he didn't make the team but not overly surprised. Okposo has finally developed into the player we all thought he could be but we are also very quick to forget that half of the fan base wanted him traded early last season when he was in one of his typical in season swoons. What I found more frustrating then the snub was that he wasn't ever really given any serious consideration. Scott Burnside in his piece for ESPN has quotes that say the reasoning for that is they don't think he is built for the bigger ice surface. However, Okposo played on a surface like that in college so I am not sure that excuse has any merit. So, maybe there is something to Howie's theory.